Civil Law

Legal Advice

The County Attorney is the legal adviser for the County Board of Commissioners, other county officials and County departments.


These duties include:

  • Providing legal advice to county officials in areas including contracts, environmental law, real estate acquisitions, data privacy and property taxes
  • Representing the county in civil litigation, including real estate tax appeals, welfare, licensing appeals, and eminent domain actions
  • Initiating civil litigation on behalf of the county
  • Protecting public safety and the environment through enforcement of county ordinances
  • Forfeiting property used in connection with criminal activity
  • Bringing actions to obtain or enforce child support obligations or establish paternity of a child. The Wright County Attorney's Office does not represent individual parties in these matters
  • Initiating legal proceedings to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults within the county
  • Filing involuntary commitment actions to provide necessary treatment for individuals who are mentally ill, chemically dependent or developmentally disabled; our office does not participate in voluntary commitments